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Trout are catch and release -- handle them very carefully

February 14, 2020 Exactly 63 reader emails and quite a few calls pointed out an omission or were confused by last week's spotted seatrout rule change article because “someone” left out an important poin. more »»

Heads up anglers -- new trout regulations are in effect

February 7, 2020 If sea trout fishing is your passion, be aware of the new rules that started the beginning of the month and are long overdue. more »»

If offshore fishing is out of the question, try the river

January 31, 2020 Problem -- You’re on a family vacation with limited time. After TSA probings, thigh high snow and 7-hour airport delays, you finally got the crew to Orlando. more »»

Tarpon can be found in local waters in the winter months

January 24, 2020 The good things are that Southwest Florida cold fronts come and leave quickly and that somewhere around Miami, the Keys and points much further south there are untold numbers of tarpon just starting... more »»

Cooler weather is coming -- get out and enjoy the warmth while you can

January 17, 2020 Grab your hats, coats and gloves as Frosty is on his way for the weekend, so today may be your last chance to enjoy our after Christmas, late summer-like, still warm waters, mid-80s weather pattern. more »»

Low water can test your fishing and boating skills

January 10, 2020 Slow moving, low water, negative tide days can test your skills and patience as shallow saltwater fish seem to sometimes disappear. more »»

Local brackish waters hold bass and many other fish

January 3, 2020 Although I clearly remember my very first childhood solo catch, a beautifully colored bluegill, THE most memorable “first catch” was my first 5-pound largemouth bass that missed my friends lure but... more »»

Catching a big black drum can be an adventure

December 27, 2019 Want to have some fishy fun? Take a kid or fishing newbie out to one of our river bridges and load a lite rod with a circle hook and half a small blue crab. Drop it close to the structure and wait. more »»

Trout fishing picking up after a slow summer

December 20, 2019 It’s easy to tell the locals from visitors these days. more »»

Sports Schedules 12-20

December 20, 2019 (Schedules are subject to change without notice.) Girls Soccer Friday, Dec. 20 North Fort Myers at Venice, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Friday, Dec. 20 Cardinal Gibbons at Bishop Verot, 6:30 p.m. more »»

Fishing along shore for reds and sea trout

December 13, 2019 The inshore light tackle fun continues as hungry rat redfish and trout are bending rods throughout the area. These past few weeks casting along mangrove shorelines with D.O.A. more »»

Cold snap gets the sea trout in a biting mood

December 6, 2019 There's nothing like a cold snap to finally get our resident sea trout schooled up and in a biting mood. more »»

Holiday season’s a great time to go fishing

November 27, 2019 As we move into the holiday season, it’s a great time to spend a relaxing day of fishing with friends or family on the waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Crevalle jack -- a mean package by any name

November 22, 2019 Some facts about our jacks: A member of the carangidae family; also called common jack, toro, cavally, cavalla, horse crevalle, even canal tuna or by any other name, this is one mean package of brut... more »»

Fish feeding habits change as weather cools

November 15, 2019 Here comes some cold as an unusually long summer finally starts to let go. Skipped fall and going straight into winter? Ask the weather man? Nope, gave up on that long ago. more »»

Fish are biting — get out on the water!

November 8, 2019 Still enjoying redfish and snook action throughout the area and during this unseasonably warm past month, we’ve caught both on about everything in the box and baitwell. more »»

Switching from bass buggin’ to saltwater fly fishin’

November 1, 2019 If you grew up bass fishing shallow mill ponds like I did, you probably had an uncle, friend or cousin who was really into top water bass bugging with a fly rod and at some point you may have caught... more »»

Red tide hasn’t been an issue for fishing - yet

October 25, 2019 With the lack of summer rains this year, we were spared another Lake O algae disaster but unfortunately we’re now suffering from a late season attack of red tide from the Gulf, which will hopefully... more »»

Right now, do whatever it takes to get out fishing

October 18, 2019 Call in sick, take vacation time or quit! Do whatever it takes to get out on the water for some of the year's finest fishing here in Southwest Florid. more »»

Sports Calendar 10-18

October 18, 2019 Upcoming Events Nov. 2 3rd Annual St Andrew Catholic School 5K — 7:30 a.m. start at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road in Cape Coral; sign up on active. more »»



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